1. Slum Village Heads to the Beach on 'Expressive' ft. BJ the Chicago Kid & Illa J: Exclusive

    June 01, 2015 12:59 PM EDT Hip-hop veterans Slum Village  are ready for summer with their newest single "Expressive," a groovy ode to the ladies that inspire them, featuring verses from BJ The Chicago Kid and Illa J. The second release off their upcoming eighth album, Yes! , "Expressive" taps a bass…

  2. Black Milk & BADBADNOTGOOD, 'Now or Never': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 07, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Converse Inc. brings together Black Milk and BADBADNOTGOOD for their latest release, "Now or Never." The second single off the upcoming album, Cons EP Vol. 2 , features Black Milk spitting encouraging rhymes over dark soundscapes, courtesy of the jazz/hip-hop Toronto trio. Listen to…

  3. The Raconteurs Reform, Return Home, Rock Inaugural MI Fest

    September 19, 2011 1:28 PM EDT The Raconteurs capped the first week of their reactivation on Sept. 17, closing the inaugural MI Fest with a blazing 90-minute set at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It was a homecoming of sorts for the group, which played two warm-up shows -- its first in three years -…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jack White Goes Rap, Foxy Brown's Mooning Charges Dropped

    July 12, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jack White Collaborates With Rapper Black Milk Is there anything Jack White can't do? The former White Stripes frontman, Third Man Records owner, and all around rockin' dude just produced and played on…

  5. Random Axe: 5 Things You Should Know About the Rap Supergroup

    June 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Random Axe, the hip-hop supergroup featuring Sean Price , Black Milk and Guilty Simpson , released their long-awaited self-titled debut album last Tuesday (June 14) on Duck Down Music. The 15-track album arrives after the trio first started mulling a collaborative effort in 2008, with Detroit…

  6. Random Axe Unveils Debut Album at NYC Listening

    April 26, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Random Axe, the hip-hop supergroup featuring underground standouts Black Milk , Sean Price and Guilty Simpson , unveiled its self-titled debut album during a listening session at the Dominican NY Theater & Lounge in New York last night (Apr. 25). The three rappers were on hand to present …

  7. Odd Future Storms Offstage at Billboard SXSW Showcase

    March 20, 2011 11:15 AM EDT If you party with the Wolf Gang, sometimes you'll get bit. Billboard learned that lesson the minute L.A. rap group Odd Future walked on stage to headline our Saturday night (Mar. 19) SXSW showcase at Buffalo Billiards. After making a half-dozen thrilling and controversial SXSW…

  8. Billboard's Friday SXSW Show Ruled By Indie Rock

    March 19, 2011 4:30 PM EDT SXSW 2011 hit fever pitch on Friday (Mar. 19), with hundreds of bands packing every available club, bar, restaurant, rooftop and street corner in downtown Austin. But if you were a fan of indie rock, there was no better place to be than Billboard's sold-out event at Buffalo Billiards.…

  9. Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator Sets 'Goblin' Release Date

    March 16, 2011 2:20 PM EDT As Odd Future prepares to lay waste to the Billboard Bungalow at SXSW on Saturday night, the L.A. rap group's fearless leader, Tyler, the Creator, has set a May 10 release date for his anticipated sophomore effort, "Goblin." The follow-up to last year's self-released "…

  10. Billboard SXSW Lineup: Odd Future, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Young the Giant & More

    March 09, 2011 5:22 PM EST Billboard is set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four days' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases jam-packed with indie rock, hip-hop, electro-pop and even YouTube sensations. L.A. rap collective Odd Future , CyHi da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y will…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  12. Song Debut: KRS-One's "Past Present Future"

    September 14, 2009 4:26 PM EDT As he prepares the release of his 15th album and second major collaborative set -- a joint effort with fellow rapper Buckshot slated to hit stores on Sept. 15 via Duck Down Records -- Brooklyn rapper KRS-One gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive listen to "Past Present Future,"…

  13. Kidz In The Hall Hope To Move The 'Crowd'

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kidz in the Hall set out to make its new album, "The In Crowd," an EP -- which, the Ivy League hip-hop duo notes, is nothing new. Kidz in the Hall set out to make its new album, "The In Crowd," an EP -- which, the Ivy League hip-hop duo notes, is nothing new. "It just…